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evening. at the end of the most violent day yet in the battle between israel and the hamas government in gaza, secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in jerusalem to try to broker a cease-fire. but late today things looked frosty between the secretary and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. faces were long and comments were short. she had just flown ten hours, leaving president obama behind on a tour of cambodia throughout this day there were rumors of peace but israel unleashed a ferocious bombardment of gaza from air and sea. the palestinians and gaza fired back. since this started last week, 133 palestinians have been killed in 1,500 israeli air strikes. five israelis have died after more than one thousand rockets rained down from gaza. we have correspondents on both sides of the line, first charlie d'agata in gaza. >> reporter: city skyline was filled with smoke as israeli tanks fired shells followed by air strikes. when we drove to one neighborhood to take a closer look, another strike came in. the bomb landed less than a hundred yards from us. residents scrambled for
'm margaret brennan. there is no cease-fire as yet between israel and hamas militants in gaza, though diplomatic efforts are under way. here's the latest-- israel says it's launched nearly 200 airstrikes against more than 800 targets. gaza officials say today's strikes killed 12 people, including eight militants. all told, 42 palestinians and three israeli civilians have been killed in four days of fighting. allen pizzey is in tel aviv tonight. >> reporter: only hours after it was set up, this antimissile battery in tel aviv interpreted a long-range rocket aimed at the hate of israel's commercial capital. five such batteries, called iron dome, have been keploid and three more are being rushed into production. in an expansion of the air war against hamas, the israelis struck the office of the movement's prime minister overnight. attacks were also aimed at other parts of hamas' political struck the uincluding a building with where the cabinet meets. gaza is one of the most densely populated areas in the world and any escalation to nonmilitary targets carries the risk of increased civili
but a cease-fire may be hours away. hamas leaders say they have reached a truce but israel says, quote, it's not there yet. once thought to be too far away for the range of the hamas rockets, air raid sirens sounded in jerusalem today. students scrambled to take cover outside a school. the people on the street took shelter wherever they could the missile missed the city, landing in an open field outside the walls. police say it was one of about 95 that was launched from gaza on tuesday. several cars were hit but no casualties were reported. while in gaza, meanwhile, an israeli strike damaged the islamic national bank and though israel is targeting hamas leaders, dozens of civilians have been killed in the deadly crossfire. now, the united states is stepping up its involvement in the peace process. president obama is sending his secretary of state hillary clinton to the region. and danielle nottingham is standing by in washington, d.c. to tell us who the secretary will be meeting with later today. danielle. >> reporter: frank, secretary clinton will be meeting with israeli prime minister be
, israel and hamas are inching closer to a ground war in gaza. the palestinian militant group has fired more than 450 rockets at israel this week. three israelis have been killed in the attacks. in response, the israeli air force has pounded hamas targets killing at least 28 palestinians, including some children. air raid sirens sounded today in major cities, including jerusalem and tel aviv. allen pizzey is there. >> reporter: nearly 100 rockets fired from gaza made it into israel today, sending people shnning for shelters. and for the first time ever, a missile reached the edge of jerusalem. hamgrowing threat from hamas is pushing israel closer to a ground war. israeli troops and armor are massing along the boarder with gaza. 16,000 reservists have already been called up and the cabinet approved plans that could raise that to 75,000. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warned that his government was prepared to expand its operation into gaza. rrat carries the risk of more casualties on both sides. at least 28 palestinians have been killed so far, half of them civilians, includin
efforts for a cease fire between israel and hamas are picking up, but so far no results. hillary clinton is on her way for a meeting with prime minister benjamin netanyahu tomorrow. clinton will also meet with palestinian leaders in gaza before heading to cairo. today, the seventh day of hostilities, israeli aircraft hit a hamas center as more rockets rain down on israel. susan mcginnis is following it all. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the white house says secretary clinton will not meet with hamas while she's in the region. for now, the head of the u.n. is trying to get both sides to hold their fire without success. mosques in gaza issued the prayer for morning prayers today, even as bombs and missiles rained down around them. the israeli military says it hit about 100 terror sites overnight, including the islamic national bank in gaza city that israel says is used to fund terror operations. hamas militants have launched more than a thousand rockets into israel during this week-long battle. palestinian officials say 38 more people were killed monday, including women a
>>> deadly rocket attacks between israel and hamas militants. what israel says will get them to stop firing. >>> remembering nearly 1,000 people who died in a jones town massacre. why family members call the memorial in oakland the plaque of shame. >>> san francisco can shed the image of anything goes, including clothes. >>> good evening. the death toll is mounting in gaza following an attack that killed nearly a dozen civilians. the escalating violence is the increased pressure on israel to end the fighting. >> reporter: palestinian officials say 11 civilians, including woman and children died. the deadliest single attack since the violence erupted on wednesday. rescue crews freed a woman. hamas says the casualties are mounting. israeli military officials say on sunday they targeted homes of suspected militants and hamas communication centers. they say israel is prepared to expand its operations. the troops are staging along the boarder for a ground invasion. but cease-fire negotiations are under way. president barack obama says avoiding a ground assault is preferrable but
'm jeff glor. i eight days of bomb blasts and a celebration in gaza tonight after israel and hamas agreed to a cease-fire. a deal was announced in cairo by secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister. israel agreed to stop air strikes in gaza, where at least 161 palestinians have been killed since last wednesday. hamas promised to stop firing rockets which have killed five israelis. there were fears the deal might not happen after a bomb went off on a bus in tel aviv this morning. 27 people were hurt, no one has claimed responsibility. we have reports from gaza and israel tonight. we begin with clarissa ward in cairo, where that cease-fire was brokered. >> reporter: after 24 hours of intense shuttle diplomacy, secretary clinton walked away with what she came for: a cease- fire agreement between israel and hamas that she called the first step in a long process. >> the people of this region deserve the chance to live free today's agreement is a step in the right direction that we should build on. now we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional s
. israel and hamas have agreed to call a halt to the fiercest round of fighting in nearly four years there. the truce took effect about an hour ago. you're looking live now at gaza city at this hour. cbs reporter danielle nottingham is live at the white house with more. >> reporter: good afternoon. just when it looked like a deal would not happen anytime soon, secretary of state hillary clinton traveled to jerusalem to west bank and to cairo and at this hour a truce is under way. secretary of state hillary clinton and egypt's foreign minister announced a truce between israel and hamas. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease- fire in gaza. for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end. a broader calm returned. >> reporter: the agreement follows a week of fighting between israel and palestinian militants controlling the gaza strip. clinton says the united states will help the region make this agreement last. >> ultimately, every step must move us toward a comprehensive peace for all the people of the region. >> reporter: the truce calls for israel to ease restrictions at
, cbssf.com/black friday. >>> the cease-fire between israel and hamas has survived its first full day. what both parties have to do now to ensure that the truce remains in effect. >> reporter: palestinians are celebrating the end of gaza's worst fighting in years. they say it's safe enough to fill the streets again. they're digging out, cleaning up, and burying their dead. a fragile truce is holding, and the eight days of fighting between israel and hamas that's killed at least 162 palestinians and six israelis. thousands of israeli soldiers who were deported to the gaza border for a possible ground invasion have pulled out, bringing many relief. >> i just put faith in the palestinian people that they're going to hold up their end of the cease-fire. >> reporter: hamas promised to stop firing rockets and israel said it will end air strikes. he said, i want to say to the palestinian people in gaza, in the west bank and everywhere, that the option of invading gaza after this victory is gone and will never return. but the israeli army's chief of staff issued a warning. >> if gaza will sta
caught in the cross-fire. >> also two media centers -- whoa! that was a rather large explosion. >>> hamas leaders demanding israel and its blockade of gaza. >> it's looking more and more like everybody's looking for a way out. the question is in a region like this, can they find one? >>> this morning the president game the first american president to visit the asian nation of burma. >> mr. obama met with pro-democracy activist aung san suu kyi at the same lakeside villa where she spent 15 years under house arrest. >>> paula broadwell at the center of the david petraeus scandal has come out of hiding. >> friends telling the associated press broadwell deeply regrets the damage done and is trying to move forward. >>> a group of fisherman in the gulf of mexico caught a deadly oil rig explosion on camera. >> look at that! >>> shoppers are already lining up to gobble up black friday deals. >> everybody keeps coming earlier and earlier and earlier. >>> a rare gigantic waterspout whipped up the water off australia. >> all that -- >> look out! he gets sacked big time. baltimore ravens have put the
it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the prime minister arrived in gaza this morning and visiting to show solidarity with hamas the militants who rule gaza. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. you can see the smoke over the city this morning. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing hundreds of rockets across gaza's border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at suspected hamas rocket launching sites and weapons storage. palestinian health officials said 19 people have been killed since the israeli offensive began. the conflict could escalate even further israeli troops and tanks amassed at the border. >> i hope hamas and other terrorist organizations in gaza got the message. if not israel is prepared to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> despite that message, militants continued to attack targets in southern israel. three
begin in the middle east. this morning efforts to end the fighting between israel and hamas have so far come up short. fighting rages on both sides of the border. secretary of state hillary clinton held a late night meeting with the israeli prime minister. this morning she met with palestinian president. later today she will be in cairo to meet with world leaders. palestinian gunmen shot and killed six men they say were collaborating israel and dragged one body behind a motorcycle. susan mcginnis is watching all of this. >> reporter: good morning. once again there were signs of a deal and, again, they slipped away. now in cairo, secretary clinton will meet with officials who are in contact with hamas and now talking about a deal she says in the days ahead. as truce talks continue so does the violence. this is what cbs reporter charlie d'agata saw from his gaza city hotel early this morning. the israeli military launched dozens of air strikes overnight and this morning. and hamas militants have launched more than 100 rockets into israel in the past 24 hours. five israelis and more than 1
, everyone. scott is off tonight. i'm jeff glor. the cease-fire between israel and hamas has passed the first 24 hours. now comes the hard part-- negotiating the details of a truce to make sure is stays. a senior israeli official arrived in cairo today for talks. the head of hamas is there as well. in the meantime, israeli troops that were preparing for a ground invasion began pulling back today. and in gaza, palestinians are cleaning up the damage left behind by eight days of fighting. charlie d'agata is in gaza. >> reporter: gaza city's deserted streets came back to life today. weapons on both sides fell silent as the fragile cease-fire held. after eight days of living in fear, thousands of palestinians gathered in the city square to show support for hamas. you can feel the sense of relief here on the streets of gaza city today that the fighting is over. but hamas is declaring this a celebration of victory. and despite more than a week of suffering, that's exactly how people here see it. imad told us this latest fight against israel has united palestinians. >> we have a great victory here i
cease-fire between israel and hamas. both sides declaring victory and vowing to retaliate if attacked but so far it's still holding. a top leader of egypt's muslim brotherhood is calling for a holy war. he urged muslims to back the palestinians. his statement contradicts morsi's who helped broker that cease-fire. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest this morning. good morning. >> reporter: talking about jihad being obligatory for muslims, an example of the conflicting messages that regularly come out of the brotherhood but for now the 24 hour cooling off period has passed and this uneasy peace is holding. two border crossings between gaza and egypt are open again. palestinians forced to remain in gaza when the fighting broke out can return to jobs and families abroad. travel restrictions into israel are also expected to ease. this man says thank god for the first time we have victory and we make the rules. but the israelis are also claiming victory. following the deadly eight day conflict with hamas. hamas promised it would stop firing rockets into israel, saving israel fro
has brought a new round of rocket fire from israel and hamas. the conflict now in its seventh day. >> secretary of state clinton heads to the middle east to defuse the gaza crisis. >>> officials have been saying that some kind of a truce agreement may be imminent. secretary of state clinton will be meeting with benjamin netanyahu. >> thousands of u.s. marines are on the move. u.s. navy warships are heading closer to israel. >>> deadly storm now is crow ating a soggy mess in the pacific northwest. >> even by seattle standards, a lot of rain. already 7" and still counting. >>> cops now say the deadly explosion that blew up several homes in indianapolis may have been intentional. >> homicide investigation now is under way. two people were killed. seven others injured. >> there is a search for truth and a search for justice. >>> huge fire caused explosions and panic in north houston. >> looked like the world was on fire over here. >>> walmart workers plan to strike at 1,000 stores on black friday. >> it's not fair how they treat us. >>> touchdown! >> the b
for a diplomatic solution, the violence between israel and hamas continues to escalate in the middle east. more than 90 people in gaza are dead and at least three israelis have been killed. cbs reporter danielle nottingham is in washington, d.c. to explain why israel is not ruling out a ground assault. >> reporter: a wounded palestinian woman was rushed to the hospital this morning in gaza. civilians are getting caught in the crossfire as israel and hamas launch rockets at each other in an escalating conflict. israelis say they are targeting weapons facilities, launch sites and police stations in gaza. hamas says 24 civilians have been killed in less than 24 hours. damage is massive residential neighborhoods. police say one of at least 75 rockets landed overnight. no casualties were reported in israel. >> ordered the school to close and there are no children inside the building. >> reporter: israel is now moving troops near the border and has not ruled out a ground assault in gaza. president obama is warning israel that a further escalation may derail peace talks and a two-state solution. while
by rockets launched by the hamas. cbs reporter susan mcginnis has more on the attacks and efforts to encourage a cease-fire. >>> reporter: bombs shook gaza city awake monday morning. the israeli air force targeted another 80 sites during overnight and morning bombing. the military says it targeted weapons storage facilities and police stations. hamas says israel is killing civilians. this sixth day of air strike follows an israeli offense on sunday leading to the deadliest day of attacks yesterday. at least 29 palestinians were killed including four children when a bomb hit this apartment building. israeli officials say hamas is using civilian buildings as cover to launch rockets across the border. in tel aviv, people on the street ran for cover when sirens signaled an approaching rocket. israel's iron dome defense system has intercepted more than 240 rockets. during a trip to asia, president obama warned israel about expanding into a ground war but he defended israel's fighting back. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from out
of gaza, the tiny strip of land that's home to palestinians and the militant group hamas. this battle is escalating, and alan pizzey is in tel aviv tonight. >> reporter: throughout the day, theisraeli air force struck gaza, but hamas militants kept firing rockets back. arning sirens support israeli civilians scurrying for shelters eseryone within 25 miles of the gaza border to stay at home. the tit-for-tat violence was sparked by what the israelis call a targeted assassination, that killed ahmed al-jabaari, and his son. today, more than 1,000 people turned out for his funeral and vowed to hit tel aviv in tvenge. hundreds more rockets were fired wto southern israel, most of raich were intercepted by a sophisticated israeli catedissile system dubbed "iron dome." the rockets are relatively small, but hamas is thought to have as many as 10,000 of them. fire enough, and some will get wrough. of israeli family of three was killed when one struck this apartment building 20 miles from gaza. she lived next door and refused to leave. >> it's my place. it's my city. i love this place. to >> repo
between israel and hamas-ruled gaza strip. the signs a ground war could be imminent. >>> cbs 5 hi-def doppler is showing another band of rain about to hit bay area and that's just the beginning. good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. one gunman is under arrest another still on the run following a shootout with police in san jose. despite being hurt in the gunfire an officer continued to chase down the suspects and make an arrest. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec was there where it started. >>> reporter: it's a wild story and convoluted. i'm here at one of the crime scenes. this is the scene of the shootout between the suspects and police. again, the good news, the officer that was shot is okay. one of the suspects is in custody. bad news is that a very raucous criminal is still on the loose. >> but needless to say rate now our primary focus is getting the second guy in custody. >> reporter: after a car and foot chase this is how it ended for one of two men accused of shooting a police officer in san jose last night hiding in a neighborhood that spent two hours on lockdown. >> it was crazy
1,000 strikes at gaza and warns today it will go directly after the territory hamas leaders. palestinian militants continue to fire rockets into israel, including one bound for tel aviv that was shot down by the israeli missile defense system. we'll go to our correspondents in the region for the latest. in thailand, where he was beginning his asian tour, the president strongly sided with israel. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. and we will continue to support israel's right to defend itself. >> schieffer: back home, the controversy continues over the administration handling of the episode in libya that left four people, including the american ambassador dead. >> this president, this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up, neither of which are acceptable to the american people. >> schieffer: mccai
by rockets launched by hamas. susan mcginnis has more on the attacks and now efforts to encourage a cease-fire. >>> reporter: bombs shook gaza city awake monday morning. the israeli air force targeted another 80 sites during overnight and morning bombing. the military says it targeted weapons storage facilities and police stations. hamas says israel is killing civilians. this sixth day of air strike follows an israeli offense on sunday leading to the deadliest day of attacks yesterday. at least 29 palestinians were killed including four children when a bomb hit this apartment building. israeli officials say hamas is using civilian buildings as cover to launch rockets across the border. in tel aviv, people on the street ran for cover when sirens signaled an approaching rocket. israel's iron dome defense system has intercepted more than 240 rockets. during a trip to asia, president obama warned israel about expanding into a ground war but he defended israel's fighting back. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. >>
accurately than photo electric detectors. >>> israel and hamas stopped fighting at least for now. coming up, of the terms of the truce that ends a week of attacks. >> first a mysterious medical leave. now an explanation from congressman jesse jackson, jr. >> and the feat of fate of in oyster farm is in the hands of one minute and if the company has to go. ,, ,,,,,, ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. thrget 3 yearsgiving weekend, interest-free financing and save up to $600 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get 3 years interest-free financing on serta icomfort and tempur-pedic. mattress price wars ends sunday at sleep train. because we know how much you do to make the holidays just right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are made with ikea. breakthrough in the middle , where a cease-fire between israel and hamas, is still >>> this is a crit cat moment for the region. -- this is a critical moment for the region. >> now
involving petraeus and allen has given the issue new urgency. >>> the clash between israel and hamas is three days old and getting more violent. three-hour truce was held this morning but those in the strip answered with missiles, one of them aimed at tel aviv. >> reporter: israeli military has begun sealing off a strip along the edge of the border with gaza. troops have come here to tell us and every other broadcaster that we have to leave. we were evicted from a position we were using yesterday. no one will tell us how far we have to pull back or why, but it's obvious something is about to happen. as dawn broke, extent of ground forces made it clear that israel is preparing for a possible incursion. 16,000 reservists have already been called up. the last invasion was four years ago and analysts say hamas will be better prepared this time. israeli warplanes hit hamas positions in gaza throughout last night but did little to stop the rocket fire that, in at least two cases, almost reached tel aviv. by more or less mutual accord, the shooting tapered off shortly after an official egyp
week and in israel three civilians have been killed by rockets launched by hamas. cbs reporter susan mcginnis has more on the attacks and efforts to encourage a cease-fire. >>> reporter: bombs shook gaza city awake monday morning. the israeli air force targeted another 80 sites during overnight and morning bombing. the military says it targeted weapons storage facilities and police stations. hamas says israel is killing civilians. this sixth day of air strike follows an israeli offense on sunday leading to the deadliest day of attacks yesterday. at least 29 palestinians were killed including four children when a bomb hit this apartment building. israeli officials say hamas is using civilian buildings as cover to launch rockets across the border. in tel aviv, people on the street ran for cover when sirens signaled an approaching rocket. israel's iron dome defense system has intercepted more than 240 rockets. during a trip to asia, president obama warned israel about expanding into a ground war but he defended israel's fighting back. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate miss
since israel began air strikes on the gaza strip. it's retaliation for rocket attacks on israel by hamas. at least 113 palestinians have been record killed in gaza nearly half of them civilians. the death toll in israel remains just at 3. susan mcginnis has more on the efforts to end the violence. >>> reporter: hamas in gaza issued the call for morning prayers today even as bombs and missiles rained down around them. the israeli military says it hit about 100 terror sites overnight including the islamic national bank in gaza city that israel says is used to fund terror operations. hamas militants have launched more than 1,000 rockets into israel during the week-long battle. palestinian officials say 38 more people were killed monday including women and children. israel says it's time to minimize civilian casualties. >> the problem is the terrorists are hiding these rocket launchers deep inside civilian areas and mosques and schools and people's homes, firing them at our civilians. it's very hard to get to the equipment but it's necessary. >> reporter: president obama is sending secretary
and hamas agreed to a cease-fire but it appears to be an isolated incident. here's susan mcginnis with more on how both sides are trying to get back to normal. >>> reporter: two border crossings between gaza and egypt are open again. palestinians forced to remain in gaza when the fighting broke out can return to jobs and families abroad. travel restrictions into israel are also expected to ease. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: this man says, thank god for the first time we have victory and we make the rules. but the israelis are also claiming victory following the deadly eight-day conflict with hamas. hamas promised it would stop firing rockets into israel saving israel from having to launch a ground war. one israeli commander warns, though, his troops will be ready if needed. >> gaza will be a quiet place. if the terror organizations will reoperate from gaza, the future is war. >> reporter: president obama stood by israel during the fighting and still does. his administration is now planning to ask congress to increase funding for israel's missile defense system. the iron dome system
. and israel has stepped up its air assault. a few hours ago, war planes bombed hamas government and security compounds. israel is sending more reservists to the border and everyone is waiting for israel troops to invade. hamas is launching even more rockets into israel, even longer-range rockets that landed in tel aviv and jerusalem. in all, hamas rockets have killed three israelis. the israel offensive has killed 28 palestinians. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers tell us how the events are playing out on the streets here. >> both sides locked in passionate protest that are escalating with the growing violence abroad and a ground swell of pro-palestine report is fueling demonstrations in san francisco for the second day in a row. >> reporter: like the fight for abortion rights and same-sex marriage, all too often there is little middle ground when it comes to israel and palestine. >> the people are screaming for the legal nation of the state and calling us nazis. >> it's really hard to understand this. >> reporter: the scale of these protests, outside the israel consulate in san francisco, speak
between hamas and israel. trying to stop what otherwise seems inevitability. an israeli invasion of gaza. these are live pictures from the israeli gaza border. you can see right now it's quiet. earlier though palestinian fighter sent a hundred rockets at israel. israel responded with air strikes killing 38 palestinians. that makes three israelis killed since the violence started last week. more than 800 palestinians have been wounded. the images are difficult to watch. cbs reporter charlie shows us half the palestinian victims are women and children. >> an angry crowd gathered outside a hospital in gaza this morning as bodies of children killed in yesterday's air strike were brought out to be buried. the four children died along with their mother and four other family members in their three story home when it was hit by an israeli air strike. the husband and father who lost his family was inconsolable. the israeli military says the house was targeted because they believed the hamas commander responsible of launching missiles towards israel was hiding there. the israelis say they're inves
between israel and hamas so far have come up short. >> the rocket attacks on israeli towns must end. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton met with palestinian leaders this morning as talks continue to end the blood shed. >> at this stage nobody really knows. >>> millions of americans head out to their thanksgiving destinations. >> it is game on for more than 43 million americans hitting the roads. >> more than 3 million of us are expected to fly to our destinations this holiday. >> it's going to be so jammed up, listen to this, tsa agents say passengers are being asked to grope themselves. >>> birth control pills should be sold over the counter say a number of doctors. >>> shake-up on sesame street. a man behind elmo announces he will be leaving the show after another accusation by underage boys. >> ban public nudity. >>> and score from high school basketball that's hard to believe. 138 points from one guy. if you don't believe me, you don't know jack. >> and all that matters. >> thanksgiving united states of america and you're taking on quite somethin
that platform. >>> israel is preparing to escalate its military operations against hamas in gaza. troops in armored vehicles are gathering on the border and 16,000 israeli reservists have been called up. israel's defense minister is also seeking to mobilize as many as 75,000 more. also today, hamas launched rockets at jerusalem. that marks a serious escalation of the conflict that began when israel assassinated the military chief of hamas in response to a hamas rocket attack on israel. >>> closer to home, hundreds are protesting the violence in the middle east outside the israeli consulate in san francisco. pro-palestinian demonstrators say israeli air strikes are attacking innocent civilians. there are a few dozen israel supporters at the same location. they say continuous rocket attacks from hamas have left israel no choice but to take action. israel's consul-general in san francisco warns that things could get more serious. >> at the moment there are about 4.5 million israelis in bomb shelters including my family. this is unstainable. the government must protect its people. that's the
welcome to "cbs this morning." celebrations in the mideast as israel and hamas accept the cease fire. we'll tell you how the united states played a key role in the agreement. >> ambassador susan rice speaks out for the first time since her controversial explanation of what happened in benghazi. and as america celebrates thanksgiving volunteers reach out to help superstorm sandy's victims. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence. >> the cease fire survives its first night in gaza. >> very different from the celebrations from what we've seen before. >> the agreement promises to halt years of palestinian rocket attacks and eases israeli border border. >> if you don't treat the underlying wound underneath, the infection doesn't go away. >>> political misconduct congressman jesse jackson jr. is officially calling it quits. >>> when discussing the attacks in benghazi, i relied solely on the information provided to me by the intelligen
his visit if the palestinians do the same. this battle between israel and hamas is happening under different circumstances. there is a new government in egypt, one that is generally more supportive of hamas. tonight, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the israeli consulate in san francisco to condemn the israeli attacks on gaza. a handful of pro-israel demonstrators were there as well. cbs 5 reporter allen is in tel aviv. >> reporter: throughout the day, they kept firing rockets back. warning sirens sent civilians screaming for shelters. the tit for tat violence was called a targeted assassination. today more than a thousand people turned out for the funeral and vowed to hit tel aviv in revenge. hundreds of rockets were fired, most of which were intercepted. the rockets are relatively small, but hamas is thought to have as many as 10,000 of them. fire enough and some will get through. an israeli family of three was struck when one struck this apartment building 20 miles from gaza. there have been more than 750 this year. today benjamin netanyahu said israel won't tolerate any
and hamas to come to a cease-fire. as cbs reporter danielle nottingham shows us, both sides are stepping up their assaults. >> reporter: israel made a second strike on this gaza city building where international and arab media work. the israelis say they killed a senior commander responsible for the hundreds of rockets fired into israel. at least 100 palestinians and three israelis have died since the violence erupted last wednesday. in southern israel, a hamas rocket ripped a hole through an empty school. police say it was one of at least 75 that landed overnight. israel's new iron dome defense system is helping keep casualty numbers low. >> i feel confident that the iron dome is going to be protecting us. >> reporter: the missile shield is successfully taking out hamas rockets before they land in populated areas like jerusalem and tel aviv. egypt is take a leading role in trying to broker a cease-fire between hamas and israel. president obama is traveling in asia and has been on the phone with leaders in the region. >> israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired
-fire between israel and hamas that took effect last night looks to be holding. the deal was announced in cairo and ended eight days of fighting the new islamic egyptian government played a key role in brokering the u.s. backed truce. secretary of state hillary clinton called this a critical moment for the region. following a 24 hour cooling off period talks will resume on key issues like the israeli blockade. susan mcginnis starts us off in washington this morning. good morning to you. happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: good morning. happy thanksgiving. this is a very tenuous cease-fire. deep mistrusts remain on both sides. it feels like both sides have their finger on the trigger. residents are gathering their belongings and heading home. many took refuge in a united nations shelter while israel and the militant group hamas spent eight days in a bloody conflict. under the cease-fire agreement hamas promises to stop firing rockets. israel says it will end air strikes and will ease border restrictions that have stifled gaza's economy for years. after a deal was reached the residents poured into t
air strikes at the gaza strip. it is retaliation for rocket attacks on israel by hamas. at least 113 palestinians have been killed in gaza, nearly half civilians. the death toll in israel remains at 3. susan mcginnis has more on the continuing violence. >>> reporter: mosques in gaza issued the call for morning prayers today even as bombs and missiles rained down around them. the israeli military says it hit about 100 terror sites overnight, including the islamic national bank in gaza city that israel says it used to fund terror operations. hamas militants have launched more than 1,000 rockets into israel during this week-long battle. palestinian officials say 38 more people were killed monday including women and children. israel says it's time to minimize civilian casualties. >> the problem is the terrorists are hiding these rocket launchers deep inside civilian areas in mosques and schools and people's homes, firing them at our civilians. it's very hard to get to this equipment, but it's necessary. >> reporter: president obama is sending secretary of state hillary clinton to israel
as israel and hamas move to the bripg of all out war. >>> general petraeus on capitol hill caught up on a personal scandal. he gives his version of what happened in the september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> then holiday movies, from a return to middle earth to a boy and a tiger at sea on a very small boat. >>> and a high school football star unlike any you have ever seen living out his dream. all of that and so much more on cbs this morning saturday november 17th 2012. >>> good morning, thanks for being with us. welcome to the week end. >> happy weekend. >> we begin with the escalating crisis in the middle east. this morning israeli war planes bombed several targets in the hamas controlled gaza strip and israel called up thousands of reservist for a possible invasion and they spoke with israeli leaders on friday night reiterating israel has a right to defend itself and he also spoke with egyptian leaders trying to diffuse the conflict. allen pizzey is in tel aviv with the latest. >> good morning, anthony. vague talk of a cease-fire and the
building had an infrastructure of hamas electrics communication on the roof. >> reporter: another building that houses officers used by foreign journalists, including cbs news in gaza, also came under attack early this morning. hamas kept up its attacks on israel, too. launching rockets from inside gaza from this morning into the night with another attempted attack on tel aviv. palestinians told us the last 24 hours have been the most intense since fighting began five days ago. and they are bracing for more to come. >> you hear the roar of fighter jets overhead followed by the explosions. you may hear the sound of drones flying above us. they never stop. but we have seen rockets launched towards israel from gaza. we counted five or six of them. judging from the smoke trails as they headed towards israel. cbs news, in gaza city. >>> right now, president barack obama and secretary of state, hilary rodham clinton are near mirnar. they say his trip is not an endorsement of the government but the progress that the country has made towards democracy. >>> a $10,000 reward is offered tonight on to
's never seen someone so hateful. >>> all the talk of an eminent cease fire between israel and hamas turned out to be just that. talk. and israeli missile caused that explosion in gaza. journalists at a nearby hotel felt it. cbs 5 reporter kristen on what the obama administration is about to do. secretary of state hillary clinton is in the middle eastern working on a truce. >> for the 7th day in a row explosions rocked the street of gaza. air strikes and artillery shells met by the blast of missiles launched from gaza. death is in the streets here. hamas dragged the body of palestinian trader. two years today. more attacks warned to come. images fear any talk of a peace treaty. open to diplomacy but prepared for war. >> i'm sure you understand that israel will have to take whatever action is necessary to defend its people. >> secretary clinton re affirmed support for israel but said there can be one goal. >> a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances security and legitimate aspiration of israelis and palestinians alike. >> a truce will require the help of egyptian and p
and israelis alike. >> reporter: hamas leader responded. after 24 hours, meeting tomorrow at 9 p.m. local cairo time, we'll begin to explore how to carry out the demands of the palestinian people, so that, god willing, the killing and aggression over gaza ends. >> if the missiles stop, it will be over, we hope. >> reporter: he remains cautiously optimistic about how long the cease-fire will actually last. hamas still has rockets and missiles. >> if they still have them, they might choose to use them. >> reporter: just this year, the u.s. has given over $3 billion to them. >> america is investing and maintaining the peace in the region and also the american interests in the region. >> reporter: now, the u.s. has given money, albeit much less, about $200 million to the palestinians, but that money only goes to the palestinian authority in the west bank and not to gaza. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >>> also in the news tonight, a manhole cover shot up out of the street in san francisco. smoke and sparks then shot out of the manhole on 11th and howard streets. it also happened just as the muni lines ove
. this morning police say hamas rocket fired from gaza killed three israelis. the tensions ratchets up wednesday when israel carried out the targeted killing of a hamas leader. first shot in an expanding military operation. after several days of rocket fire launched from palestinian territories and a missile attack that wounded four israeli soldiers, israel responded with force on wednesday. an air strike killed ahmad jabari the top commander of hamas. the attack killed 10 palestinians including two children. enraged palestinians called for revenge outside the hospital where jabbary was taken. prime minister benjamin netanyahu made good on a promise wednesday that israel's military operation could expand. israeli forces kept up their attack from gaza overnight and early in the morning. >> israel is acting to protect our people. to defend the civilian population of the south that has been on the receiving end of hundreds of rockets and missiles fired by the terrorists in gaza. no country would sit by idly and see their civilian population targeted this way. neither will israel. >> the militants f
away from her building outside tel aviv after hamas rocket attack. in southern israel, a rocket fired from gaza killed an 18- year-old soldier. it's the fourth death in israel and the first military casualty after nearly a week of violence. at least 130 people have been killed in gaza, half of them civilians. the international community is stepping up efforts to stop the fighting. secretary of state hillary clinton headed to the region for meetings beginning with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> america's commitment to israel's security is rock solid and unwavering. that is why we believe it is essential to deescalate this situation in gaza. >> if there's a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to this problem through diplomatic means, we prefer that. >> reporter: on his flight back from asia, president obama called egyptian president mohamed morsi for the third time in 24 hours. morsi is leading the cease-fire efforts. secretary clinton sits down with him wednesday. tuesday jerusalem residents took cover when air ride sirens sounded. a hamas rocket missed the city. in ga
. investigators don't yet know if the bombing is connected to the battle being waged in the gaza strip. hamas and israel continue their aerial assault on each other. hamas has launched more than 200 rockets in the past 24 hours and israel bombed dozens of targets overnight. >> we are in a battle to save lives. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu met with secretary of state hillary clinton tuesday night. he says israel is hoping for a peaceful end to the fighting. >> if there's a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to had problem through diplomatic means, we prefer that. >> reporter: clinton assured israel of u.s. support. >> the rocket attacks from terrorist organizations inside gaza on israeli cities and towns must end. >> reporter: secretary clinton met with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas this morning and will lead are egyptian president mohamed morsi later today. >> the goal is to promote regional stability and advance the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: egyptian president mohamed morsi is seen as critical
attacks in the middle east, a cease-fire is now in effect for israel and hamas in gaza. but as susan mcginnis reports, more work needs to be done if the truce is going to last. >>> reporter: shops are re- opening and clean-up is under way in gaza. the city suffered massive damage during a bloody eight- day rocket war between israel and hamas. under the cease-fire agreement, hamas promises to stop firing rockets. israel says it will end air strikes and will ease border restrictions that have stifled gaza's economy for years. israeli troops that had been poised for a possible ground war pulled back this morning. in tel aviv, most israelis were also happy to hear the news. >> i would like to believe that not fighting will always do more good than fighting. but i'm very happy to hear that. >> reporter: egypt's new islamist government was the driving force behind the negotiations to end the conflict with diplomatic help from secretary of state hillary clinton. clinton spent two days shuttling between jerusalem, the west bank and cairo. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free
evacuated after a report of a gas leak. >>> well, hamas has deployed more police to the gaza border with israel. the rare move by the group in control of the gaza strip followed intervention by egyptian mediators. they urge both sides to preserve the truce that ended eight days of fierce exchange of fire with israel and hamas. the extra police presence is intended to keep residents away from the fence that is secured by israeli soldiers. >>> and a second day of massive protests in egypt. people are angry about islamist president mohammed morsi giving him almost absolute power. reporter ines ferre reports. >> reporter: demonstrators ran from egyptian police who launched tear gas cannisters into the crowd. it's the second day of protests over president morsi's decree gives him sweeping new powers which extends him from judicial oversight. there were clashes outside the high court in cairo. then inside at least 150 judges, lawyers and prosecutors demanded morsi withdraw his declaration. this judge says we will not allow anyone to play with state institutions. morsi's power grab came on
solution to the week- long conflict between israel and hamas militants in gaza. it's now been about a week since israel began air strikes on the gaza strip. at least 113 palestinians have been reported killed in gaza. nearly half civilians. the death toll in israel is only 3. susan mcginnis has more on the continuing violence. >>> reporter: mosques in gaza issued the call for morning prayers today even as bombs and missiles rained down around them. the israeli military says it hit about 100 terror sites overnight, including the islamic national bank in gaza city that israel says it used to fund terror operations. hamas militants have launched more than 1,000 rockets into israel during this week-long battle. palestinian officials say 38 more people were killed monday including women and children. israel says it's time to minimize civilian casualties. >> the problem is the terrorists are hiding these rocket launchers deep inside civilian areas in mosques and schools and people's homes, firing them at our civilians. it's very hard to get to this equipment, but it's necessary. >> reporter: pre
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